2008 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

2008 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

As low as $6.99 per coin over spot!
The American Silver Eagle is the most popular bullion coin in the United States. This stunning Silver coin is a valued investment for its 1 oz metal content, beautiful patriotic design and government guarantee.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
  • Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

Protect and display your Silver Eagle in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

This Brilliant Uncirculated Silver coin is not only a popular and practical investment, it is also a great way to fill out any Silver Eagle coin collection. Add the 2008 Silver Eagle to your cart today!

First released November 24, 1986, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has become the most popular Silver bullion coin not only in the United States, but in the entire world. In fact, this Silver coin is so highly sought after that in 2014 and 2015 the U.S. Mint could not match its level of production to consumer demand. In 2013, after a historic drop in Silver prices, demand increased so much that the U.S. Mint had to ration the sale of Silver coins for 18 months.

The driving force behind the creation of the Silver American Eagle was the government’s desire to sell off some of the Silver from the Defense National Stockpile. Although states with heavy mining interests and some legislators opposed the sale of the Silver, in 1985, the Senate agreed to permit the sale of Silver after an amendment was made to the bill permitting such action. Later in 2002, after it became apparent the stockpile of Silver would be depleted, an additional bill was passed that would allow the government to purchase Silver on the open market once it became necessary.

The design of this Silver bullion coin is steeped in American heritage and tradition. On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design which was originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. This iconic design was a public favorite and thus it was reinstituted years later on the 1 oz Silver American Eagle. The reverse features a heraldic eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other with a shield on its chest. In the beak of the bird is a banner that reads “E Pluribus Unum” and above the eagle are 13 five-pointed stars representing the original 13 colonies. This image mirrors the Great Seal of the United States.

These Silver bullion coins do not have mintmarks, as opposed to the Proof and Burnished versions, which do include a mintmark. From 1986 to 1998, they were manufactured at the San Francisco Mint. From 1999 to 2000, production was moved to the Philadelphia Mint. Since 2001, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has been produced at the West Point Mint in New York, which has been referred to as the “Fort Knox of Silver.” Starting in 2011, due to the coin’s massive popularity, the San Francisco Mint again began minting coins to supplement the output from the West Point Mint.
Customer Reviews of 2008 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
2008 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
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Perfect condition

By  JJ

from Toms River NJ

5.0

Bought a bunch of coins from each year, all came in mint condition. Each coin in its own vinyl sleeve. Great customer service Very happy. Thanks.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

"A good buy with a low premium"

By  CHIPSDICE

from Round Rock, TX

5.0

WORKING ON SET

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Outstanding... as usual

By  Paul

from Liverpool, NY

5.0

As with EVERY purchase, the quality of the coins is outstanding and its why I continue purchasing from APMEX.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great looking coin

By  96polarbear

from CO

5.0

I was very pleased when these coins arrived. They were in mint condition.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

perfect process

By  Hyder

from georgia

5.0

Fast shipping that was free. No issues.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

Cons

  • None

Good long term investment

By  Walt

from Central Illinois

5.0

Purchased as I think it will be a good long term value as the dollar loses value world wide due to terrible debt problems. Fun to have as in item for kids/grandkids find among my possessions to deal with when I pass away. Not so great, volatile value in short term.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Silver Eagle the representation of you

By  janice

from Florida

5.0

I purchased this item because thus far I have the silver eagle from 2014-2008 and I intend to collect every issue. To me it represents America, grace, glory,victory, honor, hope, courage, and vision. It is a beautiful coin.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Represents America
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell

GRRRRREAT

By  BARK

from VA

5.0

GREAT SILVER, ALL BU

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell

Extremely happy

By  Jay Tee

from Baltimore, Maryland

5.0

Bought this for the future. Glad I did.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell

great 8's

By  mo

from harvard il

5.0

always get the best from apmex

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

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